Person:Ann Reid (10)

Watchers
Ann Reid
 
  1. John Reidabt 1821 - 1887
  2. Maria Reidabt 1822 -
  3. William Reid1823 -
  4. Ellen Reid1825 -
  5. Martha Reid1827 -
  6. Catherine Reid1828 -
  7. Joseph Reid1830 -
  8. Bridget Reid1832 -
  9. Michael Reid1833 - 1918
  10. Theresa Reid1835 - 1913
  11. Ann Reid1837 -
  12. Agnes Reid1839 - 1901
  13. Patrick Reid1842 -
  1. Elizabeth Ann Gahan1866 - 1942
Facts and Events
Name Ann Reid
Gender Female
Christening[1] 12 Feb 1837 Monasterevin, County Kildare, Ireland
Census[2] 1 Jun 1855 New York, New York, United States
Census[3] 1 Jun 1870 New York, New York, United States

Ann Reid was baptised on 12th February 1837 at Monasterevin in County Kildare, daughter of Mary Reid, formerly Dennan, and her husband Michael Reid, a mason. During the 1850s several of the family left Ireland and moved to New York, although not all at the same time. Ann's brother Joseph and sister Theresa emigrated first, with Ann, her younger siblings Agnes and Patrick and her mother Mary (who appears to have been a widow by this point) all emigrating around 1854. They appear in the 1855 census in New York, with Ann working as a cloak maker.

Ann married a William Gahan, but he died aged just 35 on 23rd July 1866. Ann was clearly pregnant when William died, having a daughter Elizabeth in the September. Ann was also the main beneficiary of William's will.

Ann appears in the 1870 census living with her daughter and her mother and sisters in New York. She has yet to be traced after 1870.

References
  1. Monasterevin, County Kildare, Ireland. Catholic Parish Registers.

    1837 / Feb[ruary] / 12 / B: Anne of Michael Reid & Mary Denson / Sp[onsors] John & Mary Reed / Town

  2. New York, United States. 1855 New York State Census, 1st Election District, 15th Ward, New York City, New York County, 1 Jun 1855.

    Mary Reid, 60 [1794/5], female, b. Ireland, widow, 1 year resident in city, cannot read or write
    Jos[eph] Reid, 23 [1831/2], male, child, b. Ireland, 5 years resident in city, Mason
    Maria Reid, 32 [1822/3], female, child, b. Ireland, 1 year resident in city
    Mich[ae]l Reid, 20 [1834/5], male, child, b. Ireland, 2 years in city, Mason
    Therasa Reid, 19 [1835/6], female, child, b. Ireland, 4 years resident in city, Cloak Maker
    Ann Reid, 17 [1837/8], female, child, b. Ireland, 1 year resident in city, Cloak Maker
    Agness Reid, 14 [1840/1], female, child, b. Ireland, 1 year resident in city
    Pat[ric]k Reid, 13 [1841/2], male, child, b. Ireland, 1 year resident in city

  3. United States. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publications M593 and T132), Election District 20, Ward 19, New York County, New York, 1 Jun 1870.

    Anna Gahan, 32 [1837/8], female, H[ouse] K[eeping] widow, b. Ireland
    Elizabeth Gahan, 4 [1865/6], female, b. N.Y.
    Mary Reed, 75 [1794/5], female, b. Ireland
    Therassa Reed, 34 [1835/6], female, Sewing machine operator, b. Ireland
    Agnes Reed, 28 [1841/2], female, Milliner, b. Ireland
    Emma Fronges, 16 [1853/4], female, Cook, b. Ireland
    Jno. Haman, 32 [1837/8], male, Labourer, b. Ireland
    Geo? Deane, 14 [1855/6], male, b. N.Y.